Tuesday, 20 February 2024 13:36

Joseph Canterino

Joseph Canterino

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Joseph Canterino, 98, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2024 at his home in Saratoga Springs. He was born on April 27,1925 in New York City to Michael and Vita Canterino. Joseph was married to Norma (Herrick) for 53 years. He is predeceased by his parents and two sisters.

Joe was a resident of Saratoga Springs for 70 years, moving here to take a position as Plant Manager of Espey Mfg. 44 years later, in 1998 Joe retired as President of the company.

Joe served his country with honor in WWII from 1943-1945. He was a member of the 1st Marine Division, 1st Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Company 1. Joe saw action in Peleliu, Okinawa and Guadalcanal, and is a Purple Heart recipient.

Joe was an accomplished trapshooter for 40 years and a member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. After achieving the title of The Top Shooter in his age group in the U.S., Joe was inducted into the NYS Trap Shooting Hall of Fame in 1997. Joe also enjoyed deer hunting and pheasant hunting with one of his many dogs. Joe took up golf after retiring, is a past member of Saratoga Golf and Polo Club and earned 2 holes-in-one in one year.

Joe loved his family dearly. He is survived by his sons Christopher (Joan) and Michael (Mary), a daughter Ava Marco (James) and a stepdaughter Elaine Braim (Don). He also leaves behind grandsons Christopher (Rachel), Joesph (Tracee), Nicholas, Michael (Dana), Thomas (Jose), Bryan Marco (Shruthi) and step-grandson Edward Braim (Angela) and granddaughters Tina Honig (Jon), Julia Marco (Andrew), Nicole Marco and step-granddaughter Danielle Braim, along with 7 great-grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs.

Burial with military honors will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Community Hospice & Palliative Care, and caregivers Sharon and Pam for making Joe comfortable, allowing him to remain at home.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to either Community Hospice & Palliative Care or the St. Clement’s food pantry. 

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com

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